Episode 429

Special Report: How Thriving Dental Practices Can Work From Home

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 1, 2020 | Listening Time: 00:56:59

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In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss important tasks and tips for working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. When you follow this information you can keep your practice running so that it doesn’t become stagnant.

  • 01:06 > Introductions to today’s episode
  • 08:30 > Naren’s story
  • 12:49 > The opportunity to work from home
  • 13:55 > Not making work for work sake
  • 16:38 > Starting Ekwa
  • 18:30 > Figuring out what is important and doing it better
  • 20:30 > The importance of having a system to monitor and track
  • 23:57 > Whatever is happening now, there is a plan
  • 25:57 > The importance of having expectations
  • 31:36 > The importance of communication
  • 35:08 > 5 specific tasks that can be done from home
  • 35:28 > Outreach: Reach out to your patients
  • 39:10 > Insurance claim follow-ups
  • 40:42 > Following up with unscheduled treatment plans
  • 42:43 > Reviewing patient calls
  • 45:30 > The number one mistake made by team members is that the team member doesn’t ask to make an appointment
  • 50:01 > Have someone engineering the schedule once you are able to open back up


Specific Guidelines & Strategies to Work From Home


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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